Saturday, September 18, 2010

Weather: Woes & Wishes

i have to say, when i heard there was a tornado in brooklyn, i could hardly believe it. don't tornados most frequently occur in fields, flat areas, in the country? as a person who has quite the phobia of this particular phenomenon in nature {as in, i have a recurring nightmare about getting caught in one}, my heart truly went out to the people affected, especially those captured in this security camera footage:

upon reading up on this event on the new york times website, i discovered there were actually two tornados documented on thursday in the brooklyn/queens area. one woman even died as she attempted switching seats in the car with her husband, so that he could navigate the storm.
now, as i stated in the above paragraph, i am not someone who 'enjoys a good tornado,' or 'enjoys a good hurricane.' i have to admit however, that i AM a person who enjoys a good thunderstorm. in essence, i am a person who adores gloomy, rainy, cloudy, dark weather. it makes sense, then, that i also adore spring and fall, as they are notorious for this type of weather.
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the catch is, the weather that i enjoy so much often stems from the weather i hate. the torrential downpours of the spring and fall are often spin-offs of the scary stuff: hurricanes - and furthermore, can often be associated with, you guessed it, tornados. when one of my dear friends tweeted a few days ago about being stuck in her car during the tornado in dallas, i was sick at the thought of a loved one being in such close proximity to a tornado, and i was thoroughly relieved that she escaped safely.
i suppose i am attempting to have my cake and eat it too when i wish for stormy weather, but no scary stuff. but i think we should all wish for the remainder of this fall storm season to be without stormy weather of the 'scary' variety. 
let's wish for rain, clouds, and thunder, and nothing else.


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